Instructional Technology Courses

531 Orientation to Industrial Technology-I101 (2 terms)

This course covers a basic introduction of woodworking, metalworking, and drafting. It also introduces hand tool and basic machines with wood and metal. Projects are assigned in each area, placing emphasis on the skills and knowledge needed for more advanced work. An appropriate amount of instruction is spent in the classroom discussing units in the textbook relating to the work which students are involved with in the shop. Lab fees are charged for the individual projects.

Class level: 9-12
Credit: 1 unit credit

532 Mechanical Drawing-I102A (1 term)

This class covers the fundamentals of mechanical drawing, including the study and use of mechanical drawing instruments, multi-view, and pictorial drawings. Through the construction of numerous drawings, students learn to draw and read the different types of mechanical drawings.

Prerequisite: Orientation to Technology or instructor approval
Class level: 10-12
Credit: 1/2 unit credit

533 Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) (1 term)

This course is designed to develop student’s skills in technical drafting with the assistance of a computer drafting program. The course will emphasize fundamental drafting commands, multi-view and isometric drawings, sectioning, dimensioning, and tolerancing used in industrial technology industries, such as parts machining and product development.

Prerequisite: Mechanical Drawing, Keyboarding I or Introduction to Computer Applications
Class level: 10-12
Credit: 1/2 unit credit

534 Architectural Drawing-I202A (1 term)

Includes architectural design and drawing house plans. Basic house construction is studied, including hardware, lumber, and fasteners.

Prerequisite: Mechanical Drawing
Class Level: 10-12
Credit: 1/2 unit credit

535 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting (1 term)

This advanced course is based on technical drafting skills and intermediate architectural design fundamentals. Emphasis in technical drafting will be placed on drawings utilizing assembly detail and exploded views. The architectural segment will emphasize elevations, wall sections, foundations detail, and floor plans.

Prerequisite: Computer-Aided Drafting
Class level: 10-12
Credit: 1/2 unit credit

541 Construction Tools and Materials-I201 (1 term)

This course is designed to expose the student to the processes, materials, and procedures related to this industry. Emphasis will be placed on the specific tasks and necessary tools to reach an objective, including manufacturing. Construction projects made of wood, wood products, or related materials will require the proper selection and use of hand and power tools. The student will learn measurement skills and related math, safety, and proper work habits. Each unit will involve related shop experiences. Lab fees are charged for individual projects.

Prerequisite: Orientation to Technology, or instructor approval
Class level: 10-12
Credit: 1/2 unit credit

542 Advanced Woodworking (1 term)

Furniture design and construction are studied and a major project of the student’s choice is constructed. Types of portable tools are also studied. Several assignments relating to power tools are prepared out of class by students. Lab fees are charged for individual projects.

Prerequisite: Construction Tools and Materials
Class level: 11-12
Credit: 1/2 unit credit

543 Metals-I203 (1 term)

This course introduces the student to sheet metal work, welding, forging, heat treating, and foundry practices. A project is completed in each area. An appropriate amount of instruction is spent in the classroom discussing units in the textbook relating to the work which students are completing in the shop. Lab fees are charged for individual projects.

Prerequisite: Orientation to Technology or instructor approval
Class Level: 10-12
Credit: 1/2 unit credit

544 Metal Machining-I203 (1 term)

Students learn to run the metal lathes, milling machine, and surface grinder. Further study is given to heat treating. Students construct an assigned project using the machines along with a project of the student’s choice. An appropriate amount o instruction is spent in the classroom discussing units in the book relating to the work with which the students are completing in the shop. Lab fees are charged for individual projects.

Prerequisite: Metals
Class level: 10-12
Credit: 1/2 unit credit

545 Home Maintenance and Repair-I205 (1 term)

Introduction to those essential tasks related to household maintenance and repair. Units in plumbing, heating, electricity, furniture refinishing and repair, basic automotive maintenance, and home maintenance materials are studied. Each unit will involve some shop experiences.

Class level: 11-12
Credit: 1/2 unit credit

546 Manufacturing (1 term)

This application course will provide background knowledge and experience in manufacturing. Product research and development, design, company organization, estimating, costing, and marketing units are covered.

Prerequisite: Construction Tools and Materials
Class level: 11-12
Credit: 1/2 unit credit

Instructors

Dunahee, Alan ( Dept. Head)

  • Courses Taught:
    Orientation in Technology, Computer-Aided Drafting, Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting, Architectural Drawing, Construction Tools and Materials, Advanced Woodworking, Metals, Metals Machining, Home Maintenance and Repair, Manufacturing
  • Educational Background and Work Experience:
  • College Attended: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL.
    Degree Earned: B.S.
  • Teaching Years of Experience: 1990 to Present